A California veteran says he was the victim of a terrorist attack in August after a man slammed into him on the highway "in the name of Allah," according to KMPH-TV, which reported the story over the weekend.
Scott Alcala of Fresno told KMPH that he was driving to a golf course in San Jose to play a round of golf with his father when a man driving a Toyota Corolla slammed into him on the highway.
According to witnesses, that man, identified as Ameer Abbas Fakhraldin, was driving extremely fast when he hit Alcala — more than 100 mph, authorities said.
However, the incident was no accident. In fact, Fakhraldin reportedly told police he crashed into Alcala on purpose.
"The off-duty police officer went to talk to the other driver in his vehicle and he said, 'Are you alright? That was way too fast,' and (the driver) said 'I did it on purpose. It was in the name of Allah.'" Alcala told KMPH.
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The police report says driver Ameer Abbaf Fakhraldin told police the collision was caused by Donald Trump's improper treatment of minorities, and by Allah and other people's lack of faith in him. Fakhraldin estimated his speed was 200 miles per hour. He also told police he caused the crash by using psychic / telekinetic powers to control the steering. The officer at the scene said the driver showed apathy and neglected interest.
Alcala, a veteran who served in Afghanistan, said he believes he was the victim of a terrorist attack and that Fakhraldin should be removed from the streets so he doesn't cause a similar incident in the future.
"He was just trying to target as many people as he could,” Alcala said. “He was just trying to cause a pile up. It wasn't me personally. It was as if someone were to throw a bomb in the middle of downtown, it’s no different, it’s the same thinking."
“Coming back from Afghanistan, thinking I'm on home soil I'm safe now just shouldn't have to worry about something like that you know," he added.
According to KMPH's report, Fakhraldin is no longer in police custody, but the FBI is involved in the case.
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